Coast Guard Medevacs Man to USS Abraham Lincoln

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego-based Coast Guard MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter crew performed a medical evacuation of a 42-year-old man from the motor vessel Marie Rikmers, 650 miles off the coast of San Diego, at 3:55 a.m. today.

The command center at Sector San Diego received notification of a man in need of immediate medical attention. Due to the location of the vessel, a Coast Guard C-130 from Air Station Sacramento, Calif., provided aerial coverage for the helicopter.

The helicopter was dispatched to the location of the vessel where the crew hoisted the man and transferred him to the nearby USS Abraham Lincoln.

The patient is receiving medical attention on board the Lincoln and is listed in stable condition. A HH-65C Dolphin from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco will conduct the patient transfer from the Lincoln to EMS at Monterey, Calif. EMS will then transfer the patient to County Hospital Monterey Peninsula.

The C-130 will continue to provide coverage during the mission.

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